A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

And so the celebrations began . . .

The requisite 40 badge I had to wear

So my birthday celebrations got off to a fabulous start with my ladies night on Friday.  Great food, fabulous friends and family ,as well as a 90's boyband made the night extra special.  After meeting in the Champagne Bar of the Sands and sharing a bucks fizz with 42 of my closest friends and family, we made our way to the restaurant for some food that was simply delicious and then the entertainment started . . .

Little homemade cookies were party favours for my ladies

Re Take That surpassed my expectations - great singers and really cute guys singing some of Take That's greatest hits, they even managed to do a great boyband dance routine that took us all back to the nineties.  So, even if I didn't get to see the real Take That, I did manage to be given a birthday dance on stage with the 'Howard' of the band who had lovely dimples and a Middlesborough accent.  My 'moment of glory' was caught on film but I am too chicken to post it here, but let me just say that those boys really work out and all the ladies were treated to the sight of the band in their undies displaying TAKE THAT across their bums! Thank goodness that we didn't go to see and see Take Fat!

Stop, I want to stay 35 forever!

So now the weekend approaches, where I will see the end of my thirties and the beginnings of my forties in Liverpool. I'm usually organised and packed by now for weekend away but perhaps its the impending end of another decade for me that's preventing me compiling my outfit lists and packing a case but needs most so I am now off to plan my weekend and dream of cocktails!

Shoe of the week

So my last shoe of the week nomination before my 40th birthday, these lovelies from Aldo are on my present list.

Now I wonder which, if any of my shoe nominations, might I receive as a present? Tune in next week to find out . . .

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


So you can't celebrate a birthday without a bit of cake! 

This is my birthday cake made by a very special and talented friend Sylvia.  Its a pair of Yummy Shoo (the cake equivalent of Jimmy Choo) with their shoe box and tissue paper made of icing.  It's honestly too good to eat but as it's filled with vanilla sponge and buttercream, it would be a waste not to.  I'm sharing this lovely cake with over 40 fabulous ladies at my party on Friday night, I'll let you know if I have leftovers.  And I'll get a better picture too!

Now I wonder why she choose shoes for the design . . .

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Setting the bar high for the festivities

So, in a week's time I will be partying with my ladies to celebrate my impending big milestone birthday.  I've asked them to wear their most fabulous shoes (I'm taking every opportunity to get some shoe pictures for my blog).

So my sister Kelly has bought herself these shoes from ASOS.  She's bringing up two teenagers on her own, so you can imagine that she doesn't really spend money on herself but sometimes its nice to have a little treat.  It just a pity that my teenage niece is now the same shoe size as her mum, so I think she needs to hide these somewhere safe.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Shoe of the week

So I have two more weeks until my 40th birthday, that means there is still plenty of time to research shoe possibilities for my birthday present.

It does feel like a moral dilemma, deciding on a pair of designer shoes in this current climate but what the heck, isn't the world meant to end in 2012.  So if I can, I am going to go out in style!

So, now the question is . . . do I make a statement with my designer choice? Or do I choose classic style?

Well my current 'shoe crush' is on these statement shoes by Camilla Skovgaard at Net-A-Porter, I'm going to start research my classic choice now.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The countdown has begun

Forget Christmas! Its officially just 24 days till I am forty years old.  Like the Queen, I am going to have two birthday celebrations, the first in two weeks time where I will be partying with around 40 ladies at the Sands Venue where we will enjoy a lovely meal, cocktails and a Take That Tribute night.  I'm sure that this will guarantee that we will be hitting the dance floor. As Take That have split for a while then I'd be happy for Howard Donald to join us to 'Take That and party' , I heard that Gary Barlow is a bit busy at the weekend so won't expect him to turn up!  I asked all the ladies to wear their most fabulous shoes.

Then, I will be celebrating my official birthday in Liverpool where I plan to shop and drink plenty of cocktails! So at the present time I am organising and planning activities. Finding a suitable dress seems a bit of a struggle but I'm hoping that this dress from Wallis will fit the bill for one of my nights out. Now I'm off to write some lists.

Spotted on the street

Its been a while since I've done one of these posts but these are a couple of the shoes that I've spotted on the street recently, well actually at a family meal last night.

So, my sister Tara treated herself to this wedges from New Look although I have an unconfirmed rumour that she has bought these in two colours!

And my friend Linzi has treated herself to some sequin Toms.  I really like the idea behind Toms where you buy a pair of shoes and a pair of shoes is then donated to a child in poverty. Getting them in sequins and doing a bit for charity seems like a great incentive to do some retail therapy don't you think!

Shoe of the week

Its four weeks till my 40th birthday, so I am still on the hunt for a perfect pair of party shoes.  These gold and mesh shoes from Office would be fabulous, I just need to track down the perfect dress . . .